Offering new challengers and longtime defenders a fresh perspective on how to condition oneself mentally and physically for judo competition, this extensive handbook combines four perspectives: the science of the art, competitive strategy, coaching tactics, and practical training. A clear and focused coaching plan is presented, providing competitors with the most efficient tools to prepare for matches. Featuring chapters on cardiovascular preparedness and resistance training, this in-depth guide also covers step-by-step instructions for improving technique, how to maintain ideal body weight, tips for avoiding injury, and risk management. With detailed photographic sequences, easy-to-read captions, and prominent illustrations, it is applicable for both beginning and advanced judo practitioners and coaches.
About the Author
Hayward Nishioka is the author of Judo Heart and Soul and The Judo Textbook. He is a professor of physical education and health at Los Angeles City College. He is a level "A" coach, an international referee, and a former member of the USA World Team, having received a gold medal at the 1967 Pan American Games and been named a three-time national champion. He lives in Los Angeles.